Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Only Primary Schools Can Save Our Varsities - NUC

Abuja — Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof. Julius Okojie, said yesterday that little or nothing could be done to effect positive changes in the country's university education system, unless there was urgent improvement in primary and post-primary school systems.

Okojie, who spoke at the 1st anniversary of celebration/decoration of Patron of National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps, NAVC, in Abuja, noted that emphasis should be laid on primary and secondary schools, which are the basic foundation of any education system.

Represented by Prof. Akaneren Essien, the NUC boss maintained that issue of corruption should be looked into right from the appointment of political office holders.

He said the appointment should be based on antecedents and not a political patronage.

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